Alec Baldwin Accuses Trump of Threatening His Family — Because of This Tweet

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin accused President Donald Trump of threatening the well-being of him and his family in a tweet that criticized Saturday Night Live for lampooning him so often. . .

The president followed that up minutes later with an emphatic tweet in all capital letters. . .

Several critics took exception to the word “retribution,” saying that it could be taken as a signal to supporters to violently attack SNL comics or NBC itself.

Baldwin was praised by many on the left for his portrayal of Trump announcing a declaration of national emergency in order to circumvent opposition in Congress.

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Rod Rosenstein Expected to Resign Next Month

By The Blaze. CNN has reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down next month, citing an anonymous Justice Department official with knowledge of Rosenstein’s thinking.

Rosenstein, who has had oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump and the Trump campaign and potential collusion with Russia, had reportedly already planned to step down once Attorney General William Barr was confirmed, although the exact timing of that move was previously unknown.

Barr has already selected deputy transportation secretary Jeffrey Rosen as his deputy attorney general, an appointment that is likely to be announced soon.

Rosenstein’s name has been back in the news in recent days as former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has talked publicly about Rosenstein allegedly discussing how Trump could be removed from office under the 25th Amendment if they could prove that he was unfit for office. . .

Rosenstein and the Justice Department have denied those allegations, but that didn’t stop Trump from taking a shot at Rosenstein, whom Trump nominated in 2017, and McCabe on Twitter. (Read more from “Rod Rosenstein Expected to Resign Next Month” HERE)

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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Expected to Step Down by Mid-March, Official Says

By Fox News. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role at the Justice Department by mid-March, a senior DOJ official told Fox News on Monday.

An official announcement of who has been selected to replace Rosenstein could come as early as this week. A Trump administration official added that Attorney General William Barr has picked Jeffrey Rosen, who currently serves as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, to take over for Rosenstein.

A graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, Rosen previously served as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for the White House Office of Management and Budget (2006 to 2009) and as General Counsel at the Department of Transportation (2003 to 2006), according to his online biography.

Rosen, confirmed for his current role by the Senate in May 2017, works under Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in overseeing the daily operations of the department.

Fox News reported in January that Rosenstein was expected to step down in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition for Barr, who was sworn-in on Thursday. (Read more from “Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Expected to Step Down by Mid-March, Official Says” HERE)

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Judge Rules That Names of Planned Parenthood Workers Will Remain Sealed

By Townhall. Last Monday, a California judge ruled that the names of 14 Planned Parenthood workers and others will remain sealed during the prosecution of two pro-life activists charged with secretly recording them.

According to an AP report, the ruling was made by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite even though the names had already been published by LifeSite News over the weekend.

Hite threatened to punish anyone caught providing the names. Charges were first filed against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress in 2017. . .

The disturbing videos were first released by the Center for Medical Progress in 2015. They allegedly depict Planned Parenthood executives and workers discussing the illegal harvesting and selling-for-profit of body parts of aborted babies. Subjects in the videos can be seen discussing prices, picking through fetal arms and legs in a tray, and figuring out which abortion methods might work best for obtaining fetal body parts to sell. (Read more from “California Judge Rules That Names of Planned Parenthood Workers Will Remain Sealed” HERE)

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California Judge Will Keep Planned Parenthood Names Sealed

By AP. A California judge ruled Monday that the names of 14 Planned Parenthood workers and others will remain sealed during the prosecution of two anti-abortion activists charged with secretly recording them. . .

One the Planned Parenthood workers filed an affidavit saying Daleiden has her phone number and texted her in 2016 saying, ”‘I know a lot has happened in the past year, and maybe I’m the last person you want to hear from. But if there’s anything I can do to help you, please let me know.’”

Merritt’s lawyer Horacio Mihet and Daleiden’s attorney Brentford Ferreira argued against sealing the names. Each told the judge they didn’t give the names to the website and don’t know who did. (Read more from “California Judge Will Keep Planned Parenthood Names Sealed” HERE)

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Democrats Don’t Want ICE Notified When Illegal Aliens Try to Purchase Guns

By Townhall. As the debate over illegal immigration continues to rage, Democrats continue to prove they are proponents of open borders and lawlessness.

The latest example comes from Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, who is berating Democrats for protecting illegal aliens who attempt to purchase firearms and fail a background check.

Last year a record number of illegal aliens, millions of them, tried to purchase firearms in the United States. Not only is it illegal to enter the United States without permission, it’s also illegal to purchase or possess a gun.

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ICE Detainees Stage Partial Hunger Strike Over ‘Sarcastic Remarks,’ ‘Weird’ TV Sounds

By Boston Herald. ICE detainees in Boston say they’re on a hunger strike, citing a range of grievances including “sarcastic remarks” from guards, bland food, insufficient bathroom breaks and “weird”-sounding TVs — though some are eating food bought from the canteen.

The detainees — held at Suffolk County House of Correction while awaiting deportation and immigration hearings — wrote in a Feb. 10 letter to the sheriff’s office and ICE: “Food is always bad. There is no energy. Most of the time, the food is bland and there is no condiment such as salt and pepper. The food portion is very unbalanced. One tray might have a very small portion while others might have a very ridiculously big portion. There is no fruit.”

The list also has complaints such as, “When buzzed, the C.O. takes too long to open the door,” and that three TVs “make weird sounds. It’s hard to watch them without getting annoyed.”

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman did not respond to requests for comment. (Read more from “ICE Detainees Stage Partial Hunger Strike Over ‘Sarcastic Remarks,’ ‘Weird’ TV Sounds” HERE)

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Two Men Stole Guns at SHOT Show. Here’s the Hiccup They Didn’t Anticipate.

By Townhall. On Wednesday, Jamikko Foster, 27, and Eduardo Limon, 28, were charged with stealing firearms from the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. The two Las Vegas men worked as forklift drivers during the world’s largest firearms trade show, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The men stole so many items that the spreadsheet spanned two pages. The pair stole 65 firearms from four companies: Remington Arms, LKCI, Blaser USA and Legacy Sports International, the Review-Journal reported. . .

The reason the men were caught is because the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the hosts of SHOT Show, require all manufacturers to remove firing pins from weapons displayed during the show, meaning they’re inoperable.

The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were made aware of the situation on a Wednesday and alerted local Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) to “be attentive for any individuals seeking gunsmithing services or, more specifically, firing pins.”

The next day, the owner of Gun Shop Las Vegas in Henderson alerted the ATF about a customer interaction from the day before. Foster, Limon and a woman purchased a shotgun and magazines and asked about firing pins for an AR-15. (Read more from “Two Men Stole Guns at SHOT Show. Here’s the Hiccup They Didn’t Anticipate.” HERE)

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2 Las Vegas Men Charged With Stealing Guns From SHOT Show

By Las Vegas Review-Journal. . .Both men were released on their own recognizance, though U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Koppe restricted them from possessing weapons while out of custody.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip Smith told the judge that their jobs helped facilitate the thefts, though ATF agents “solved the crime in a near record-breaking period of time.” He added that the two men — who were part of Teamsters Local 631 — apparently had plans to sell the weapons. The prosecutor said Foster had a criminal history dating to 2010.

The list of weapons and accessories takes up two pages of a spreadsheet in a criminal complaint: Remington machine guns, rifles and pistols; Denel Land Systems machine guns; Mauser rifles, Glock pistols; Sauer & Sohn rifles; and Advanced Armament silencers.

The Las Vegas office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was notified of the thefts last week and launched an investigation with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Crime Gun Intelligence Center, the complaint stated. (Read more from “2 Las Vegas Men Charged With Stealing Guns From SHOT Show” HERE)

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Report Reveals What Jussie Smollett Allegedly Did Hours Before Attack

Hours before he was allegedly attacked in Chicago, Jussie Smollett reportedly participated in a reading of a play in New York City that was similar to the alleged attack.

“He had been in New York City for a reading of the play Take Me Out, with sources telling DailyMail.com that Smollett was being considered to appear in a possible revival of the Tony-winning production about a biracial baseball star who comes out as gay,” The Daily Mail reported. “The script for that play finds the lead character being attacked by a new pitcher who joins the team. That character uses the same racial slurs Smollett told police his attackers screamed at him, including ‘f****t’ and ‘n****r.'”

Local Chicago media reported on Monday that sources indicated that they believe that Smollett orchestrated the attack on himself because there was not a “bigger reaction” to an allegedly racist letter that he received a week before the attack.

The latest developments in the Smollett case come after the case turned a corner late last week. CBS Chicago reported on Saturday:

Sources told CBS 2 News that Smollett paid the two men $3,500 to stage the attack in Streeterville. The brothers, seen on surveillance video near the scene of the alleged attack, told investigators Smollett directed them to buy the rope used in the incident, and paid for the purchase at Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in Ravenswood days before the incident.

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Nation of Islam Preacher Blames ‘WICKED JEWS’ for Attacks on Women’s March Leaders

Nation of Islam’s anti-Semitic leader, Louis Farrakhan, used his annual “Savior’s Day” speech to defend Women’s March leaders who forged a close relationship with his group, blaming the “wicked Jews” for driving a wedge between the Women’s March and leftist organizers, and for trying to “break up the women’s movement.”

The Nation of Islam hosted its annual national conference, Savior’s Day, at the United Center in Chicago over the weekend, and anti-Semitism was a priority among attendees. Speakers tore into the Jewish people, accusing them of everything from owning the Federal Reserve to instituting sharecropping to inventing pedophilia.

But Farrakhan reserved some of his sharpest anti-Semitic criticism for defending Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory and her colleagues, whom he claims are victims of a conspiracy.

“The most beautiful sight that I could lay eyes on [was] when I saw, the day after Trump was elected, women from all over the world were standing in solidarity, and a black woman is the initiator of it,” Farrakhan said about Mallory in his speech as a photo of Mallory popped up on the United Center’s scoreboard.

“The wicked Jews want to use me to break up the women’s movement,” added Farrakhan. “It ain’t about Farrakhan; it’s about women all over the world [who] have the power to change the world.” (Read more from “Nation of Islam Preacher Blames ‘WICKED JEWS’ for Attacks on Women’s March Leaders” HERE)

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Celebrities Who Blamed Trump for Fake Attack on Jussie Smollett

By Breitbart. Left-wing Hollywood wasted no time in politicizing and blaming President Donald Trump and his supporters for an alleged hate crime attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett — an encounter that police now reportedly believe to have been staged. . .

Smollett had previously claimed that at 2am in downtown Chicago, he was attacked by two men, had a rope wrapped around his neck, and chemicals thrown on him and claimed he was called racial and homophobic slurs. He also said that the attackers yelled “This is MAGA country!” at him.

Left-wing Hollywood, of course, used the alleged attack to cast blame on President Trump and the United States in general.

Empire co-creator Lee Daniels said, “We have to love each other regardless of what sexual orientation we are because it shows we are united on a united front and no racist fuck can come in and do the things that they did to you.”

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Jussie Smollett angrily denies complicity in attack

By Boston Herald. Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett issued a statement Saturday denying that he orchestrated his Jan. 29 assault, and saying he is “angered” and “devastated” by recent developments in the case.

Chicago police want to interview Smollett, after learning new evidence from two Nigerian brothers who were released on Friday night. Local media outlets have reported that the brothers admitted to police that Smollett paid them to carry out the attack. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi issued a statement earlier Saturday saying that the new evidence “shifted the trajectory of the investigation.”

Smollett’s attorneys denied that he was involved, saying “Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.”

Smollett told police on Jan. 29 that two men had attacked him, poured bleach on him, put a rope around his neck, and used racial and homophobic slurs. Police scoured hundreds of hours of surveillance video in search of clues in the case, eventually tracking down the two brothers on Wednesday night. (Read more from “>Jussie Smollett angrily denies complicity in attack” HERE)

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As the Russia Hoax Begins to Unravel, the Gaslighting Begins

. . .Most recently, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that after almost two years of investigation, it has uncovered no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Attorneys assigned to the Mueller team have quietly begun to slip away before the outcome of the investigation is made public. . .

This is unsurprising. The Russia hoax is crumbling and people can’t run away fast enough. We’ve seen signs from the very beginning that many of the people who promoted the Trump-Russia collusion smear have always known it was a hoax. These signs have been in plain sight. Here is an incomplete list. . .

On May 19, 2017, FBI agent Peter Strzok wrote FBI lawyer (and his paramour) Lisa Page his assessment of the Trump-Russia collusion accusations after nearly a year-long investigation: “There’s no big there there.” In June 2017, the following month, CNN’s Van Jones was secretly recorded saying, “The Russia thing is just a big nothingburger. There’s nothing there you can do.”

Bob Woodward of Watergate fame has been saying for some time that there’s no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. Michael Isakoff of Yahoo news, who did some of the early Trump-Russia reporting, has admitted that many of the Trump-Russia claims are “likely false.” . . .

If you listen to a Russia collusion booster for more than five minutes, he will eventually point to the June 9, 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a two Russians, Natalia Veselnitskaya and Rinat Akhmetshin. Even after the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded there is no evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians, one of the Senate investigators lamely referred to Trump Jr.’s original interest in participating in that meeting: “Donald Trump Jr. made clear in his messages that he was willing to accept help from the Russians.” (Read more from “As the Russia Hoax Begins to Unravel, the Gaslighting Begins” HERE)

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How New York’s Radical Abortion Law Will Hurt Preemies and People With Down Syndrome

Last week, a spokesperson for the Queens district attorney’s office announced that a New York man accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death repeatedly in the abdomen and neck would not be charged with second-degree abortion due to the repeal of that statute in the recently passed Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which expanded abortion access to the point of birth in the state.

Not an ounce of the justice due to the unborn child of Jennifer Irigoyen will be sought, all because pro-death officials elected by New Yorkers have succeeded in their mission to define all pre-born human life in their state as disposable non-persons.

Pro-lifers often criticize pro-choice language as myopically, disingenuously focused on “a woman and her doctor.” We assert that a child is involved, too––a child who is being killed. We point out the value of pre-born life and “the mother-child bond,” but in our zeal for saving pre-born babies from abortion, we often unwittingly restrict our focus to what happens in the surgical room of abortion clinics and the doctors’ offices that prescribe abortifacients. . .

Women have been pressured to abort babies with abnormalities or difficult pregnancies to the point of others scheduling the abortion without their express consent and trying to scare them with all the potential problems their child may face. They face this pressure because abortion has become the first “solution” to the problem of a difficult pregnancy, simply because it is legal and ostensibly more convenient and less expensive than giving birth and trying to potentially raise a disabled child, or trying to balance cancer treatment with preserving the baby’s health.

The tragedy doesn’t even end at the deaths of pre-born babies with abnormalities––the effect of killing off the vast majority of certain populations, as Denmark and the Netherlands have done with Down Syndrome, is a drastic decrease in quality of life for the few who are allowed to live due to scarce resources and an ever-increasing pressure for women to abort a baby with that diagnosis. If nearly every baby of a certain diagnosis is aborted, there is little incentive to develop treatments and therapy for those conditions, much less make them affordable. These are the consequences of legal abortion. (Read more from “How New York’s Radical Abortion Law Will Hurt Preemies and People With Down Syndrome” HERE)

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